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Joyce striving for round one berth

With this year’s season opener just over two weeks Jesse Joyce knows he has a battle on his hands to secure a spot.

12:17pm  Mar 6, 2017

Malceski's mentor role with Jesse Joyce

Jesse Joyce knows he needs to step up his game if he’s to cement a spot in Rodney Eade’s best 22 for 2017.

4:26pm  Jan 12, 2017

Joyce guiding five young Academy players

Academy product Jesse Joyce has taken the next crop of SUNS Academy players under his wing.

11:22am  Jan 12, 2017

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Jesse
Joyce

Height
191 cm
DOB
17-08-1997
Weight
84 kg
Debut
2016
Games
2019
14
Career
61
Goals
2019
1
Career
2
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
856
Avg
61
JesseJoyce

Player Bio

At A Glance

Player Honours: -
Brownlow Medal: -
Junior Club: Palm Beach-Currumbin (Qld)/ Gold Coast SUNS Academy
Draft History:
2016 Rookie Draft Gold Coast Academy selection (Gold Coast) No. 67; 2016 NAB AFL Draft rookie elevation (Gold Coast)

He often goes under the radar on the field, but SUNS Academy graduate Jesse Joyce has quietly become one of the club’s most consistent defenders in the last two seasons. At 191cm and 21 years of age, Joyce is a medium defender who can play tall and is an excellent kick coming out of the backline. 

He played 19 games in 2018 with a quad injury ruling him out for two games in the early stages of the season. With Chris Burgess, Sam Collins, Jack Hombsch, Jordan Murdoch, Ben King, Jez McLennan and Caleb Graham joining the defensive unit in the off-season, there is plenty of competition for spots in the backline this year, and Joyce will have to prove he is still worthy of his spot in the best 22.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 14
    • Kicks 9.6
    • Handballs 5.8
    • Disposals 15.4
    • Marks 4.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 61.1

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 St Kilda Rd 13
Handballs 12 Sydney Swans Rd 15
Disposals 23 Sydney Swans Rd 15
Marks 9 St Kilda Rd 13
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Geelong Cats Rd 10
Goals 1 North Melbourne Rd 12
AFL Fantasy 88 St Kilda Rd 13

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 St Kilda L 85 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Fremantle W 61 - 58 11 6 17 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 65
3 Western Bulldogs W 68 - 73 7 5 12 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 38
4 Carlton W 59 - 57 8 4 12 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 60
5 Adelaide Crows L 119 - 46 7 5 12 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 46
6 Brisbane Lions L 62 - 111 9 8 17 5 0 1 1 3 0 0 68
7 West Coast Eagles L 80 - 57 8 5 13 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 50
8 Melbourne L 60 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Port Adelaide L 89 - 51 7 5 12 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 31
10 Geelong Cats L 64 - 91 13 5 18 4 0 1 0 4 0 0 78
11 GWS Giants L 126 - 43 11 4 15 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 61
12 North Melbourne L 72 - 99 10 4 14 5 0 1 2 2 1 0 62
13 St Kilda L 76 - 80 15 3 18 9 0 1 1 3 0 0 88
15 Sydney Swans L 93 - 51 11 12 23 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 85
16 Richmond L 58 - 150 13 9 22 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 78
17 Adelaide Crows L 56 - 151 5 6 11 3 0 1 1 3 0 0 46
18 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
23 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 13 135 81 216 61 0 10 10 30 1 0 856

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 61
    • Kicks 8.0
    • Handballs 6.0
    • Disposals 14.0
    • Marks 4.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 54.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 St Kilda Rd 13, 2019
Handballs 12 Sydney Swans Rd 15, 2019
Disposals 23 Sydney Swans Rd 15, 2019
Marks 9 St Kilda Rd 13, 2019
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Carlton Rd 13, 2017
Goals 1 North Melbourne Rd 12, 2019
AFL Fantasy 88 St Kilda Rd 13, 2019

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Gold Coast Suns 135 81 216 61 0 10 10 30 1 0 856
2018 Gold Coast Suns 165 105 270 88 0 16 17 29 0 0 1050
2017 Gold Coast Suns 119 129 248 71 0 14 9 35 1 1 962
2016 Gold Coast Suns 66 52 118 29 0 5 3 20 0 0 465

Legend

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